The Ultimate Fish Stocking Quiz

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About This Quiz

The process of raising fish in a hatchery and releasing them into bodies of water to increase the existing fish population is called fish stocking. It's a fish management tool that is used to restore an endangered fish population. Take our quiz to learn more about fish stocking.

The releasing of fish into a river, lake, pond or the ocean is known as:

Fish stocking is a fish management tool that works by releasing fish from a hatchery into the wild.


In fish stocking, where does fish breeding take place?

Fish stocking works by releasing fish, usually bred in hatcheries, into the wild.


When do store employees generally restock shelves?

That's why at night, almost like magical elves, store employees work to restock shelves.


Which of the following fish for sport?

Anglers fish for sport in any kind of water.


Which of the following persons restore historic fish populations?

Environmentalists are the ones who want to restock waters to restore populations lost due to habitat disturbances.


Which of the following conduct research on fish stocking?

Scientists study various ways to breed fish better so they will successfully reestablish themselves in an endangered environment.


Who decides on a fish stocking location?

The guidelines for stocking fish vary by location, with different counties and states having their own rules about which fish can be stocked where by whom.


What is important for fish stocking?

Whether it's a governmental office or a backyard enthusiast doing the stocking, careful planning is essential.


What is the first thing to consider before stocking a river with trout?

We want our trout to survive and thrive, so first we should consider what type of environment we're tossing them into.


What will happen if the water is full of fish?

A saturated environment won't support any additional fish.


Why is it necessary to monitor local fishermen's catches?

To figure out what's down below, local fishermen's catches should be monitored.


How do we figure out how many fish live in a particular area?

Keeping track of local fishermen's catches provides a rough idea of how many fish live in an area.


What can give you a fair idea about the health of fish in an area?

Local fishermen's catches should be checked to know whether fish are in good health.


Why was stocking banned at Yellowstone National Park in 1959?

Cross breeding was erasing the uniqueness of existing fish populations.


How to prevent new fish from catching disease in the stocking process?

The fish that are to be stocked should receive a health check.


In 2004, approximately ____ fish were stocked throughout the United States.

According to state agencies, these 1.7 billion were made up of 104 types of fish and were stocked mostly in Western states.


What was the combined weight of stocked fish in the United States in 2004?

The 104 types of stocked fish had a combined weight of 43.65 million pounds (19.8 million kilograms).


The number of biological species any water body can support over time is called its:

Each body of water has a carrying capacity, which is related to how much life that area can sustain.


What is the danger of overstocking?

Stocking the water above and beyond the given capacity does damage to all the fish.


When is the right time for fish stocking?

The best time for fish stocking is usually during seasons in which the water temperatures are low and there's a higher quantity of oxygen in the water.


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